Showing Love on Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day!

For some, this day is a very special day for couples in loving happy relationships or it’s a sweet day for mothers who may get a special treat from their sons. For others, it is hell. It is another reminder that they are single and alone. On February 14th, these people may not be feeling loved.

Love is important.

Most people want to feel loved in some shape or form. On Valentine’s Day, people want to be adored, embraced and showered with kisses or gifts by a special lover. However, it is important to remember that this isn’t the only way to feel loved. On this day, we shouldn’t only think of being in a romantic relationship. We should think of all our relationships and try our best to appreciate them and to strengthen them.

Do you have siblings that you haven’t spoken with in a while? Give them a call. Wish them a Happy Valentine’s day or Galentine’s Day (for your single sisters).

Do you have friends that you love? Do the same! Send a cute meme or wish them a Happy Holiday.

There are so many ways to show love and receive love. Currently, I’m reading “The Five Love Languages: Singles Edition” by Gary Chapman. In his book he talks about 5 ways we can show love to our friends, family and coworkers.

Most people feel and show love in any of these five languages:

  1. Words of Affirmation: These people love compliments and words of encouragement. They feel loved when someone says something positive to them. One of my best friends just feels so great whenever I encourage her and compliment her.
  2. Gifts: These people love giving gifts and receiving gifts. The gifts serve as their reminder of the loved one. In addition, its shows that their loved ones were thinking of them. I just realized my Roomie is a gift lover. She gave me candy today!
  3. Acts of Service: These people love when people do things for them. They like when someone cleans the house or runs errands for them.
  4. Quality Time: These people feel most loved when people dedicate time with them. For example, one of my best friends used to always visit me. I rarely visited her. I finally, went to her house to spend the day with her and she was so happy! She even said that I am the only friend that came to visit her.
  5. Physical Touch: These people loved to be touched. They love hugs and sitting close to people they love. I have another close friend who used to literally cuddle next to me if we were laying on the bed. She felt comfortable enough to show her expression of love to me.

These are all great ways to show love not only on Valentine’s Day but any day. “Married or single, young or old, every human has the emotional need to feel loved. When this need is met, we move out to reach our potential for God and our potential for good in the world,” says Gary Chapman.

So today I challenge you to show love somehow to at least one person. Show them that you love them. Show them that you care. By doing this you, help them reach their potential for good.

Enjoy this Valentine’s Day!

Esther

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